I recently discovered this talent through a blog I follow, The Illustrated Adventures.
The talent I refer to is Mike Worrall, an artist from Australia.
The enigmatic, dreamlike paintings of Mike Worrall are often inspired by historical themes. Informed by his work in film, Worrall deals with the sublime in his hyperreal depictions of the mysterious. As in a dream, the quiet façade and the beauty of the large scale oil paintings masks the intriguing content and enormous energy underpinning the works.
As mere words to not describe adequately, the following paintings are some of my favorites.
Sculling the Forest, oil on panel, 92x122cm, 1991
Equus, oil on canvas, 60x76cm, 2001
Le Grandfinale La Mer, oil on panel, 60x76cm, 2000
Le Grand Tour La Mer, oil on linen, 122x182cm, 2001
Incident on Platform 6, oil on canvas, 155x182cm, 2003
The Pink Shirt, oil on linen, 115x77cm, 2003
Seduction in the Garden, oil on canvas, 122x182cm, 2004
The Bouquet, oil on linen, 152x182cm, 2006
Forest Terminal, oil on canvas, 82x122cm, 2007
Bridge of Folly, oil on linen, 122x182cm, 2007
Forever Lost, oil on linen, 122x182cm, 2007
Seekers of the Truth, oil on canvas, 122x183cm, 2009
A Period Drama, oil on canvas, 123x183cm, 2010